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September 1959

Instrumentation in Anesthesiology.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;104(3):509. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270090163026

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Abstract

Recent developments and continuing expansion to the area of monitoring various phenomena which occur during the anesthetization of patients undergoing surgery make it highly desirable that those administering anesthesia be familiar with the monitoring methods. Thus, the need for a book such as this is real and urgent. The book covers a wide field of monitoring devices and is not limited to those which are electronic in operation but includes a discussion of stethoscopes, blood-pressure cuffs, thermometers, and the methods of gas analysis. At all times the discussion is oriented toward those who have a minimum of background in physics and electronics and, as such, should be readable to all who are practicing anesthesiology. The book begins with a simple review of basic physics and electronics. The presentation is intended to be quite elementary and is perhaps a bit over simplified in some respects. For example, the attempt to explain

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